Date(s): 08/15/2020 - 08/16/2020
Start time: 11:00
Newport, Rhode Island
The Ida Lewis Distance Race has a record-breaking 74 entries. The race, in its 16th year, is hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club and starts off Fort Adams at 11 am on Saturday, August 15th.
Sail For Epilepsy will be defending last year’s title in the PHRF Doublehanded class against 19 other boats – and will sail one of the race’s four traditional overnight offshore courses. The round-trip courses, ranging in length from 112 to 169 nautical miles, are decided by the Race Committee just prior to the race to best fit the weather conditions expected. With turning marks at Castle Hill, Brenton Reef, Block Island, Montauk Point, Martha’s Vineyard and Buzzards Tower, they incorporate some of New England’s most celebrated cruising grounds.
Photo courtesy of Stephen Cloutier.